Getting To Know Your Cleveland Browns: An Exclusive Interview With Ray Ventrone

April 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Special Teams players in the NFL are a forgotten and overlooked breed of player, unless they are the one who is returning the kickoff or punt.
Cleveland Browns defensive back/special teamer Ray Ventrone is no exception to this rule, since he is one of 11 other special teams players who block and pave the way for Browns Pro Bowl returner Josh Cribbs.
"Bubba" Ventrone was an undrafted free agent who signed with the New England Patriots in 2005.
After bouncing around between the Patriots and the New York Jets, Ventrone followed Browns head coach Eric Mangini to Cleveland and was signed shortly after getting cut by the Patriots prior to the 2009 regular season.
Ventrone helped pave the way for Cribbs to get into the NFL record books, destroying the all-time kick return touchdown record.
Then in March of 2010, Ventrone agreed to stay with Mangini in Cleveland and signed a three-year contract worth $2.2 million.
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